Students Come Together To Tell A Taylor Story

August 27, 2015 by Alex Yonks | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes, a story comes along that tugs at your heart strings a bit. This is one of those stories. Alex Yonks (BA/Film Production ’16) and her team are not only raising money for their film, but also giving back to a cause that means a lot to them. Yonks is directing A Taylor

First Cut LA 2015 To Showcase Our Best

August 24, 2015 by | Events

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, Dodge College will hold the 2015 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening at the gorgeous Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. This year, we will be screening: Bastard – (Joseph Mackedanz ‘15): On the day he is to film his first comedy special, comedian George Harmon finds out

SCREENING: “This is Orson Welles” & Panel

August 21, 2015 by | Events

Orson Welles Centennial Event Screening of  “This is Orson Welles” & Panel with Peter Bogdanovich, Julia & Clara Kuperberg (filmmakers of “This is Orson Welles”), Henry Jaglom, Joe McBride, F.X. Feeney (critic, author), and Peter Jason (actor) Friday, September 11 @ 7pm | Folino Theater Orson Welles was a filmmaker who is known for revolutionizing

Alumni Scores A Spot On The Blacklist With GRAND PORTAGE

August 20, 2015 by Dan Olsen | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alumni Dan Olson (MFA/Directing ’07), along with Derek Johnson (MFA/Screenwriting ’06), are having their script Grand Portage featured on The Blacklist right now. We wanted to share his success, and let Dan talk about how the story came to be. They say, “Write what you know,” and for me, that included the possibility

5 Important Lessons Learned At VidCon

August 18, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Adjunct Professor Frank Chindamo attended the world’s largest web video conference, VidCon, this summer. Now in its 6th year, it attracted millions of dollars in advertising and approximately 25,000 attendees. Sponsored by YouTube, Facebook, and other web video companies, the world’s biggest web stars were there to speak on panels, share their latest work, and

Il Cinema Ritrovato Travel Course In Bologna

August 13, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Every summer, our students have the amazing opportunity to visit amazing places as part of our travel courses. For the last few years, Dr. Emily Carman has taken a select group of students to Il Cinema Ritrovato, a fantastic, outdoor film festival in Bologna, Italy. Some of her students were kind enough to send some

2015 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

July 31, 2015 by | News

Last night, the finalists for the 2015 Student Academy Awards were announced, and we’re proud to say that Dodge College has THREE films in the running! In the Alternative category, Daniel Drummond (BA/Digital Arts ’14) was nominated for his film Chiaroscuro. In the Animation category, Jack Anderson (BA/Digital Arts ’14) was nominated for Wire Cutters and

Mark Miller: The Master of Horror’s Right Hand Man

July 24, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Mark Miller (BFA/Film Production ’06) has an awesome job. So awesome, in fact, that I don’t think it’s fair to say that it is a job. It’s more like “fun.” Mark Miller gets paid to have fun. Miller is the Vice President of Seraphim Inc., better known to horror fans as the production company of

Alum Rebecca Kirsch Talks About Writing For TV

July 21, 2015 by Brian Hamiliton | Beyond Dodge

When alumnus Rebecca Kirsch (BA/ Film and Television ’05) came to campus a few weeks ago to talk with students in Jim Macak’s Seminar in TV Writing class, I was reminded of an article Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) wrote about artists who ‘hide their brushstrokes.’ “It’s easy to look at a finished product and be

Film Aims To Educate on California Drought

July 14, 2015 by Sam Furie | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sam Furie (BFA/Creative Producing ’16) is a passionate individual. When he first emailed us about his film, we could tell this was a subject that was near to his heart. He, and a group of other Chapman students, are making a documentary about the California Drought, one of the worst droughts in history.